Long Queues Resurface In Ibadan As Petroleum Stations Shut Down (Photos)
Nigerians have been complaining following the reappearance of long queues of cars, motorcycles and tricycles seeking to buy fuel at filling stations.
The queues resurfaced in most parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to DAILY POST, a visit to some strategic areas in Ibadan on Wednesday and Thursday observed that long queues of private and commercial vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles have resurfaced in most of the petroleum stations in the ancient city.
Some of the areas visited by our correspondent included Sango, Bodija, Total Garden, Mokola, Apete, Awotan, Ijokodo and Gate.
Others included Dugbe, Iyaganku, Ring Road and Apata.
Our correspondent gathered the long queues started on Wednesday when some of the petroleum stations closed their doors against prospective buyers owing to an alarm raised by the Federal Government that some adulterated petroleum products have been imported into the country.
This made majority of the petroleum stations to close.
The closure resulted into long queues in most of the petroleum stations that opened for customers.
Findings by DAILY POST revealed that the few stations that belonged to the independent marketers sold the product between N185 and N200.
Only few petroleum stations that belonged to major marketers such as BOVAS, MOBIL and Total maintained their prices of N162 per litre.
However, Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Mr. Bukola Mutiu, when contacted on Thursday, said that he cannot react now because he was in the middle of a program.